IMPORTANCE OF GROUP SESSIONS FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder that affects communication, social interaction, and behaviour. Group therapy has been found to be an effective intervention for children with autism . HERE we will discuss the importance of group therapy for children with autism.
Socialization: Children with autism often have difficulty with social interaction and communication. Group therapy provides a structured environment for children to practice social skills with peers. The therapist can provide guidance and support to help children with autism navigate social situations and interact appropriately with their peers.
Peer Modelling: Group therapy provides an opportunity for children with autism to observe and imitate their peers. Children with autism often have difficulty with imitation, and peer modelling can be effective way to teach new skills.
Generalization: Group therapy provides opportunities for children with autism to practice their skills in a variety of settings. Skills learned in therapy can be generalized to other settings, such as school or home.
Emotional Regulation: Children with autism may have difficulty regulating their emotions. Group therapy can provide a safe and supportive environment for children to learn and practice emotional regulation skills.
Parent Support: Group therapy provides an opportunity for parents to connect with other parents of children with autism. Parent support can be beneficial in providing emotional support, sharing experiences, and learning new strategies for supporting their child.
Fun: Group therapy can be fun! Children with autism may struggle with play skills, and group therapy can provide a structured and supportive environment for children to play and have fun with their peers.
AT KIDSCARE GROUP THERAPY IS DONE EVERY SATURDAY